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Special Olympics Athlete James Montague Speaking at Oakville Golf Fundraiser Tournament

posted Aug 16, 2012, 12:44 PM by Info Webmaster

YouTube Video

Special Olympics Athlete James Montague gives the Key Note address at the 2012 Hawkeyes of Oakville Golf Tournament in support of Special Olympics Ontario Region 5 - 5 Pin Bowling.
Special thanks to Ron and Linda Watson at Hopedale Bowl for organizing this annual Golf Tournament.

Burlington Athlete Katie Veitch at Wolseley Canada

posted Aug 16, 2012, 12:39 PM by Info Webmaster   [ updated Aug 16, 2012, 12:39 PM ]

2012 Feb 3 Wolseley Canada

Wolseley at 880 Laurentian Burlington Canada   organized a Jean and Sport Jersey day at the corporate office on Friday Feb 3rd (weekend of the Super bowl).  They also had a raffle for various prizes that their customers donated.   All proceeds went to Special Olympics.

They invited a Special Olympics athlete to come and make the draws for them that day. Special Olympics athlete Katie Veitch attended the event with her mother Bev Veitch and Coach Cate Hawkins, and Katie drew all of the winning raffle tickets as well as personally handed out Special Olympics pins to every employee on hand.

It was Katie’s very first exposure to a public experience like that and she was sensational.


Katie competes with the Burlington Barracudas swim team and the Skylarks Rhythmic Gymnastics team. Katie has qualified to compete in the Spring Games with the Region 5 swim team.  She will also be competing the weekend before that at the Regional Qualifier for Rhythmic Gymnastics.


Here is a letter that Katie wrote about her experience at Wolseley Canada.


I went to the Wolseley Canada head office. I went with mom and coach Cate. They were having fun  

there. They were wearing jerseys. They had a raffle I picked the raffle tickets.  Wolseley

Canada gave money   to Special Olympics     they gave me a blanket. I gave each person

a Special Olympic pin.  I shook their hands.  I was happy mom took a picture of me.

                                         Love Katie Veitch



Special Olympics Grimsby Lincoln Season End August 2011

posted Aug 16, 2012, 12:38 PM by Info Webmaster   [ updated Aug 16, 2012, 12:38 PM ]

Grimsby Year End August 29 2011

Richard Roberts Grimsby Community Coordinator has this to say:

It's hard to believe another year of Athletics and Soccer has come to a close. What a year from one of Grimsby Athletes (Benjamin Posavad) going to the Worlds to represent Canada and bringing home a Silver and a Bronze to the great performances of both teams, even under some very hot weather conditions. Of course we can't forget to also thank the coaches and volunteers for their support to help make this another successful year. Onto 5 pin Bowling and Curling in a month or so.

Port Colborne Challenge the Canal July 29 2011 to August 1 2011

posted Aug 16, 2012, 12:36 PM by Info Webmaster   [ updated Aug 16, 2012, 12:36 PM ]

Port Colborne Golf Putting Challenge July 29 2011

Port Colborne Golf Challenge: 

Port Colborne Special Olympics runs a fundraiser during Canal days. It’s a four day celebration of history and heritage. Whisky Run Golf Course challenges participants to hit a golf ball across the Welland Canal.

“Hit a golf ball approximately 125 yards to clear the canal and win a 9-hole pass to play the Owl Course. Hit a golf ball 145 yards to stay on the sand green and win an 18-hole pass”.

$2.00 for one golf ball $5.00 for three golf balls

All money raised goes to the Port Colborne Special Olympics


local newspaper article about Julia Longo's experience at the World Games.

posted Aug 16, 2012, 12:32 PM by Info Webmaster

Please click on the link to read the whole article

June 29 2011 Mississauga Townhall Presentation

posted Aug 16, 2012, 12:31 PM by Info Webmaster

Mississauga Townhall Day June 29

The event was facilitated by the Knights of Columbus. Joe Matthews from Knights of Columbus informed council of KC Flag Relay for Special Olympics at Sudbury and introduced all Knights of Columbus members present on the day .

Glenn MacDonell President and CEO Special Olympics introduced Special Olympics athletes and informed council members of Special Olympics activities and events in the community.

Council members were presented with small memento from Special Olympics athletes.

Athletes had great photo opportunity with the speaker and were thrilled to be there.

Thank you Knights of Columbus for giving this special opportunity to Mississauga athletes!!!!

Mississauga New Golf Club

posted Aug 16, 2012, 12:30 PM by Info Webmaster   [ updated Aug 16, 2012, 12:30 PM ]

Mississauga Golf

June 28 2011 first day at Mississauga Golf.... at Vic Hadfield Golf Centre Oakville...

There are 13 athletes registered and they can take up to 15 athletes...

Program will run from June 28th to Mid September.

Anyone interested should email/call Linda Ward- or 416 473 1149...

June 22 2011 Catherine Heaney Memorial Torch Run

posted Aug 16, 2012, 12:23 PM by Info Webmaster

June 22 2011 Peel TR

Special Olympics athletes and their families participated in Peel Torch Run Wednesday June 22, 2011.  There were three routes to choose from21 Division to Derry Road, 12 Division to Derry Road andNew Head quarters to Derry Road since last year. The activities included Run bike or blade.

Athletes Troy Ford King and Arthur Rea Joined the Run and some of the other

Athletes Lorenzo, David and Julie joined in for the walk from headquarter.

Participants were escorted by police vehicles. It was great participating in the Torch Run and everyone enjoyed the lovely Boston Pizza lunch at the end.

Thanks Peel Police….. Special Olympics greatly Appreciates their support…….


June 9 2011 Grimsby-Lincoln PEP Rally

posted Aug 16, 2012, 12:18 PM by Info Webmaster   [ updated Aug 16, 2012, 12:19 PM ]

Grimsby Pep Rally

Grimsby –Lincoln Pep Rally night for Benjamin Posavad was a great success.

It was supported by Benjamin’s family, friends, fellow athletes, coaches and the community.

Athlete Benjamin Posavad was escorted into the arena by Grimsby firefighters, music playing and team members cheering.

Mayor Bob Bentley and Linda Arbuckle on behalf of MP Dean Allison attended the event. Kurt Pleschke Ben’s National Team Coach and Richard Roberts Ben’s local coach and community coordinator for the Grimsby cheered along with everyone else.

It was great send off for Ben to the 2011 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Athens, Greece the birthplace of the Olympics. Ben is one of 350 athletes from Canada and one of 7500 athletes from 185 countries that will be heading to the Games to compete in 22 events.

Kyle Whitehouse Special Olympics athlete from St Catharine’s who is in his last year at Kernahan Park in St.Catharines and wants to be a mechanic was invited as well. Kyle has a long list of athletic accomplishments over the last few years and he will be running the 100m and 200m at the Worlds in Athens. Kyle and Ben have known each other for a while and Kyle has been a positive influence on Ben. Kyle was invited to cheer him on as well as they head off on this great adventure together representing Canada. This was one special evening.

Go Ben........ Go Kyle.......

June 9 2011 Mississauga Sport Council Awarded Linda ward for her outstanding contribution to community Sports

posted Aug 16, 2012, 12:15 PM by Info Webmaster   [ updated Aug 16, 2012, 12:20 PM ]

Mississauga Sports Council Awards Linda Ward June 2011

The Mississauga Sports Council  honored
 Linda ward for her outstanding contribution to community sports at this year’s 37th annual awards dinner on  9June 2011.
This ward recognizes the leadership provided by amateur sport volunteer in Mississauga through many years of dedicated service as coaches, manager officials, executives, founders and other related support.

Congratulations!!! Linda Ward...
Special Olympics is very blessed to have you in the family and is very proud of your achievement!!!

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